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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (January 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140193499
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140193497
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,730,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"At the heart of each of us there exists a silent pulse of perfect rhythm, made up of wave forms and resonances, which is absolutely individual and yet connects us to the universe." - George Leonard
From how the rich vibrations of music touch us emotionally to how the body and mind are made up of rhythmic waves, The Silent Pulse takes readers on a journey of self-discovery into the limitless possibilities of individual potential.
"George Leonard's writings on human potential have an ecstatic quality that turns the body toward its deepest intuition; an artful balance between the integrity of the individual and the mystery of the physical universe. Leonard captures that delicate dance-the silent pulse-between the mystical as literally cosmic and the ethical as truly personal." - Jeffrey J. Kripal, Chair of Religious Studies at Rice University and author of Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion
"Leonard's synthesis on leading-edge research about consciousness, rhythms, light, perception, and alternative realities has the accuracy you'd expect from a long-time magazine editor and journalist. But he transcends all categories in this book: it is poetry, science writing, and adventure. It is hard to imagine that anyone could read it without being changed by it." - Marilyn Ferguson, author of The Aquarian Conspiracy
Drawn from scientific theory, particularly modern quantum physics, The Silent Pulse details the experiences of ordinary and extraordinary people who have uncovered remarkable truths about human capabilities. The exercises in this book, based on Leonard's workshops, will lead you to experience your own silent pulse of perfect rhythm.
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About the Author

A native of Georgia, Leonard received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina and Doctor of Humanities degrees from Lewis and Clark College and John F. Kennedy University. He served with the U.S. Air Force as a combat pilot in the South Pacific during World War II and as an intelligence officer and magazine editor during the Korean War. He describes his adventures along the human frontier of the 1960s in his 1988 memoir, Walking on the Edge of the World. His latest books include The Life We Are Given, and The Way of Aikido: Life Lessons from an American Sensei.

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George Leonard has introduced LET to more than 50,000 people in the United States and abroad. He is the author of a number of books on human possibilities and social change, including Mastery.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By B. Darnell on May 13, 2007
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The Silent Pulse was a good book. It added a scientific perspective to theories I previously could only describe as being metaphysical or mystical and added some very interesting ideas to the perspective of life. I enjoyed the read. I do have to say that the book was much harder to read then Leonard's other offerings.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By keith mussallem on January 5, 2012
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When this book was originally written, it was way ahead of its time. The concepts, approach and integration of subject matter are even more relevant today. I like the distinction between ego and identity, and the difference in their pulse. Why are we here, what is our purpose as humans? This book has helped me understand better the connection with my pulse to the pulses which surround me as well as the "one" pulse which connects everything. This is not a book about matter, about our Newtonian existence. This book is about the space in between matter, the intelligent information that exists in a timeless state which carries hope and guidance. And thank you for giving words and guidance to my search for transcending ego without withdrawing and wilting away from our human side. I have never like the idea of transcending ego by withdrawing from all desires and everything that makes us human. The ego is a mask bred in fear and control, that controls our perceptions and beliefs until we learn to move inside and hence, beyond the ego into our identity. As we start to live our identity we begin to feel the silent pulse that transmit the energy of the 10,000 things (or all that is). We become that which is that. This book may or may not speak to you. I had no set goals when I was given this book to read. At first it seems a little esoteric. As I read more, the esoteric nature was replaced with music and rhythm, and an understanding of what I have heard for most of my life.
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13 of 19 people found the following review helpful By frankp93 VINE VOICE on June 13, 2009
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The original edition of The Silent Pulse appeared around the time of Capra's "The Tao of Physics", Zukav's "The Dancing Wu Li Masters" and a host of similar groovy titles under the "Bantam New Age" moniker. As a music major at the time with a lifelong interest in science, books such as these made quantum physics accessible and interesting for me - someone who had never set foot in a calculus or college-level physics class.

Years later, the connection between musical rhythm, pitch frequency and other vibrating systems remains an interest of mine and I picked up a used copy of The Silent Pulse on a recommendation hoping for some fresh insights.

Unfortunately, the book has very little to do with music, except for Leonard's allusions to being a composer of show tunes and a jazz pianist. Nothing wrong with either, mind you, but he's so focused on making universal, cosmological connections that he fails to adequately illustrate or enforce his positions in practical ways the reader can latch onto. Towards the end it all begins to blur into some 70's Marin County mush about being one, holographically, with the universe.

Leonard's "Tao angle" is his advanced experience with marital arts that provides some interesting context on human potential and overcoming perceived limits. The most captivating parts of the book for me occurred early on where Leonard describes research on the micro-movements that occur during human interaction and then wanders into paranormal studies of remote sensing, telekinesis, and the ability to predict future events.

Depending on your personal view of such phenomenon and Leonard's attempts at explanation, you'll either keep reading or press the bus buzzer to let yourself off at the next stop.
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This work is well researched. It is very technical for the non engineer/scientist, but very thought provoking. The personal stories interjected among the research results make it quite readable.
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By B 'N Love on November 17, 2012
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The book was too technical and had too many references to other authors that I am not familiar with for it to be an easy read for me. However, I did appreciate the summary of what keeps a perfect rhythm flowing and have those posted on my bathroom wall for review.
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